I started my day as normal. Within a few hours, I received a call that the neighborhood near me was getting flood water. I had to go see for myself and it was devastating.
My son came by with his boat and we headed out to go help others. When I returned home, I found that water was in my own neighborhood. We started lifting furniture and putting things up high. Water had already started entering my home within minutes. Shutting my front door to leave was the biggest impact I have ever experienced.
As I left my house, tears began to flow. I had just helped save people in our boat and gave them comfort. Now, I was experiencing it first-hand. This was the beginning of my worst nightmare.
Questions ran through my head…..”How do I rebuild? Where do I stay? Who will help me?” Millions of other questions. Yes, I was one of the lucky ones who had flood insurance two months prior to the flood, but it took quite some time to get the funds.
Within days of the flood, I received a text from our CEO that the National Credit Union Foundation and Louisiana Credit Union Foundation CUAid/disaster relief was offering assistance to credit union employees impacted by the flood.continue reading »